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Activist investors push healthcare firms to add seasoned leaders to boards

Activist investors push healthcare firms to add seasoned leaders to boards

By Dave Barkholz  |  August 06, 2016

Activist investors in for-profit healthcare firms want seasoned leaders—often drawn from the ranks of former leaders of not-for-profit healthcare systems—to sit on their boards and help those firms navigate today's fast-changing reimbursement environment.

'We are redefining what a community hospital can offer'

'We are redefining what a community hospital can offer'

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 30, 2016

CEO Lee Domanico recently spoke with Modern Healthcare about the benefits of independence after Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif., split from Sutter Health amid charges the large system had drained funds from the 254-bed community hospital that serves one of the nation's wealthiest...

Federal appeals court revives Sutter Health antitrust case

By Maria Castellucci  |  July 15, 2016

A class action lawsuit against Sutter Health claims that hundreds of thousands of Californians are paying higher insurance premiums because Sutter uses its monopoly power to charge higher rates.

Under construction: Risk-based reimbursement

Under construction: Risk-based reimbursement

By Dave Barkholz  |  June 18, 2016

The CMS says it's well on its way to dragging hospital systems into the brave new world of risk-based contracting. The systems say, not really.

What California providers will do when asked to help patients die

What California providers will do when asked to help patients die

By Harris Meyer  |  March 11, 2016

California patients who want to take advantage of the state's new aid-in-dying law are likely to face challenges in finding cooperative providers, at least initially. But two major systems say they'll support physicians who participate.

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